Entertaining options for a week of nonstop fun and excitement.
There are several ways to start the long weekend early, but only one involves a massive pillow fight. The city’s biggest feather-filled feud goes down at Tao, after an hour-long open bar at 10 p.m. gets things going for ladies dressed in lingerie. Every guy’s dream come true—a big, sweaty pillow fight—starts at 1 a.m. At the Venetian, doors at 10 p.m., $20 for guys, $10 for girls, free for all locals.
The party continues at Tao on Friday, but moves to the rooftop, as Tao Beach hosts an All-American BBQ. The Balinese-inspired sun spot salutes all that is red, white and blue with beer pong, a Hula-hoop contest and a barbecue. If beer and barbecue aren’t bikini-friendly in your books, check the place out on Saturday, when Tao-lovers Redfoo and Skyblu of LMFAO spin a special shots, shots, shots-filled set. At the Venetian, doors at 10:30 a.m., free for ladies and local guys, $20 for men from out of town.
Pauly D seems to have left the Jersey shore for the Vegas desert—or, more specifically, the Palms. The reality TV sensation throws himself a birthday party while DJing at Palms Pool and Bungalows. Red, White and Pauly begins at noon and he’ll most certainly be sporting his signature blow-out hairstyle. The only real question: How many candles does Sir D have to blow out this year? (Doors at noon, $20 cover, local ladies free.) Later, Busta Rhymes will be at Eve, where the rapper will serve as host and entertainment for the night. Doors open at 10:30 p.m., but Busta won’t perform until about midnight. (At Crystals, $30 for men, $20 for women.) And over at Blush, poker legend Doyle Brunson kicks off the WSOP final table by hosting at Wynn’s ultralounge. Despite the poker royalty, ladies don’t need to be (or find) a high-rolling bracelet winner to drink free champagne, thanks to an open bar from 11 p.m.-midnight. Doors at 9 p.m., $30 cover.
If you didn’t get your fill of Jersey Shore on Saturday, head to Rehab, where Mike “the Situation” Sorrentino hosts a day of similarly over-the-top antics. (At the Hard Rock Hotel, doors at 11 a.m., $50 for men, $20 for ladies.) After the sun goes down, S.K.A.M. Artist DJs take over The Bank during the Bellagio’s most patriotic party. DJs Crooked, OB-One, Cheapshot, Gusto and Fashen join resident DJ Karma to do joint-DJ duty. Doors at 10:30 p.m., $40 cover, free for locals.
Fourth of July weekend continues at The Mirage with the All American Girls Pageant at Bare, where the lady of Las Vegas nightlife who collects the most votes wins the coveted title. As the voting continues, so does a backyard-style barbecue, featuring free draft beer for all locals. (Doors at 11 a.m., $20 for men, free for women.) Once the sun goes down, the pageantry continues inside the casino, as Jet hosts the All American Girls afterparty. What’s more, it’s also locals night, so everyone with a local ID gets in free before the clock strikes 12. Doors at 10:30 p.m., $30 for non-locals, and everyone after midnight.
Head to the Palms, where everyone’s favorite land-locked DJ, and Vegas Seven contributor, Graham Funke plays Moon’s weekly Tuesday night party, Bang! The Captain of Industry takes to the tables for another set of sarcasm-dripping shout-outs at 11 p.m. While you’re there, ask him to open the retractable roof for you—he really likes it when you do that. At the Palms, doors at 11 p.m., $20 cover, free for local ladies.
Banana Republic is synonymous with classy, classic style, yet the well-reputed brand ventures into sequins and bedazzled territory and presents a fashion show at mini dress ground zero—Lavo. Khaki and simple prints are hardly considered club wear, but that isn’t stopping the fashionable hot spot from welcoming the lovely ladies of BH for a understated take on its weekly Label Junkie party. At the Palazzo, doors at 10:30 p.m., $20 for guys, $10 for girls, free for locals.